WILBURTON - Police said a driver who ran off the road and collided with two trees Thursday fell asleep at the wheel.

Matt Milbrand, 21, of the Shamokin area, was driving west near 431 Wilburton Road in Mount Carmel Township around 5 p.m. when the white Chevrolet Corsica LT he was driving veered from the road, striking one tree and slamming head-on into another.

A passenger, identified to police by Milbrand as Skip Metzger, was extracted from the vehicle by firefighters approximately five minutes after the accident occurred. Milbrand and Metzger were taken by ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital where they were treated and released, according to a nursing supervisor.

The crash left debris, including several beer cans that had been in the car, strewn across the road.

Police did not believe alcohol was involved, but said the crash is still under investigation.